How to prepare for tour this summer
What happens on tour…
Now university is pretty much done and dusted for the year, it’s time to start thinking about tour. If you’re booked to go on a sport tour this summer, no matter what you play, the below guide will ensure you not only survive but thrive while away. Enjoy yourselves and drink responsibly… only kidding.
Prep your liver
Not by “cleansing” or “resting” it, no no. Prepare it by drinking an all manner of drinks you might come across while on tour before you fly out. Fish buckets, mixers, shots… the list goes on.
In the words of Ladies 1’s Hockey captain Georgia Hall: “Keep drinking, push through the wall”.
Get a good name on your tour top
Don’t go with something boring and mediocre, it has to be funny and it has to be original. And it has to be all over everything you wear. In sharpie.
While on the topic of things that will be all over everything you wear, Georgia Hall the Ladies 1s Hockey captain again, has this to add: “Glitter. Don’t forget glitter.”
Don’t worry about being cultured and fill your days with ‘cultural’ daytime drinking instead
Download the ‘Find My Friend’ app (for the loose cannons)
We all have one friend who always goes missing on a night out, even when it’s only at the SU. Keep tabs on them with the iPhone app Find Friends.
If you’re the kind of person who gets lost, maybe follow the advice of Nathan Syme, the Men’s 2s Hockey captain: “Definitely take out some personal travel insurance”.
Don’t forget your sports kit
Be warned, you might actually be dragged onto a pitch and be expected to play some sport at some point #keyitem.
As for other clothes, heed the words of the men’s lacrosse captain Tom Stevenson: “Take stuff you don’t mind getting ruined and get it ruined”.
Make a checklist to decide who gets the room key
Or you could just leave it at the check in desk of your hotel before you leave on a night out?
Take a week off afterwards: you won’t be okay
Tom Stevenson, Men’s 1s Lacrosse captain says: “Paracetemol is a god-send, keep it with you at all times. Heat plus hangover equals hell.”